Player of the Match
BIRKBECK ORIENT B 2 - 1 Quinine
Goalscorers - Liam Headley, George James
Assists - Liam Headley, Tony Collins.
1) Marius Ceorcea
2) Chris Jarvis
3) Adam Meagher (c)
4) Martin Hutchinson
5) Phil Stopford
6) Charlie Stannard
7) Liam Headley
8) Sean Preston
9) George James
10) Tony Collins
11) Jonny Duckworth
12) James Javes
13) Freddie Milne
Birkbeck Orient B 2 - 1 Quinine
Eastway Olympia 2 - 1 Fish Island
Soccer Painters 2 - 4 Bow Badgers
The Wenlock 4 - 0 Wojak Sunday
MATCH REPORT by Phil Stopford
Birkbeck Orient B fight back from early goal to win in crazy conditions on the Hackney Marshes.
The away side took the lead after five minutes when they broke from a quick throw drop the left side and found the Orient defence wanting. The first half for Birkbeck was played against the wind, and some wind at that, coupled with the shocking pitch, "more akin to an ice rink" stated left back Phil Stopford, who had issues standing up to run for most of the match.
The reminder of the first half saw Orient holding off waves of Quinine attacks with the wind of their side, but their finishing is probably why they sit in the bottom half of the table.
The second half goals for Orient we both excellently worked out from the back by the composed Adam Meagher twice playing top drawer passes to Tony Collins. The first goal, scored by George James was created with the combination of Collins and a fine run and pull back by Liam Headley.
For the second goal Collins teed up Headley to finish from close range.
Sandwiched between the goals was a penalty miss by the usually reliant James, who smashed his penalty against the crossbar. The ball is said to be orbiting the Earth along with Chris Waddle's penalty from the 1990 World Cup semi-final.
Birkbeck move up from 5th to 3rd with Soccer Painters dropping points to fellow promotion chasers Bow Badgers. With six teams still pushing for the two automatic promotion spots, the games in hands that Badgers and FC22 hold over The Orient could prove critical in their respective challenges.